Welcome to the Clermont Branch!
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The Clermont Branch has an average of 40 member families each year, with children at small schools, Schools of Distance Education (Capricornia and Charters Towers), Boarding Schools and Tertiary Institutions. Meetings are held quarterly either in Clermont or at Kilcummin. We welcome any interested families to our meetings. We are happy for children to attend meetings and often obtain the assistance of the RAFS (Remote Area Families Service) personnel to run a playgroup during the meeting.
For more information please contact any of the Executive listed listed in Our Team!
ISSUES OF CONCERN TO OUR BRANCH
- Teacher/student ratio
- Administrative workload of teaching Principals
- The By-pass Schools Project
- Curriculum and DE paper content as it relates to rural families
- Timelines for DE paper upgrades.
- Allowances – AIC, LAFHA, conveyancing
- Financial assistance to enable rural students to study at a tertiary level.
HISTORY OF THE BRANCH
The Inaugural meeting of the Clermont Branch of ICPA was held on 15th July 1972 and the branch was the 30th ICPA Branch to be formed in Queensland. The meeting was called by Charles Jago and chaired by Shire Chairman Jim Turner, 75 people attended, most of whom were parents of correspondence students, “as their need was so great”.
The Inaugural Executive were: -
- President - Barbara Nicholas
- Secretary - Pam Wall
- Treasurer – Sue Jago.
Barbara Nicholas, Bea Tighe, Charles Jago
Del Luke, Cynthia Daniels, Raye O’Sullivan
Adele Hughes, Rhonwen Tighe, Jan Burnett.
Members on State Council:
Cathie Fernie - State Councillor 2015-2016
Kasie Scott - State Councillor 2019 - current